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49.066 (BF1038)

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Acleris laterana
Adult: 4
Resident. Common.

Recording method

Comes to light

Life cycle

Larvae: May-June in spun leaves and flowers.  Adults:  June-October.

Larval foodplants

Hawthorn species, Prunus species (plums, cherries, Blackthorn), rose species, Rubus species (Bramble etc), willow species, Sorbus species (whitebeams etc) or Vaccinium species (Blaeberry, Cranberry, Cowberry).


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was published in Stephens (1834) with the Rev. William Little recording it at “Loch” (VC72), which is believed to be Lochwood Moss nearby to Raehills, Dumfriesshire, where he resided, while the first for Kirkcudbrightshire was found at Kirkconnell on 7th September 1977 by Sir Arthur Duncan, specimen now at National Museums Scotland, with the Wigtownshire first being found at Barsalloch Point on 23rd August 2003.

135 record(s) from 38 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2017 2022 2022
49.066 Acleris Laterana
49.066 Acleris Laterana
49.066 Acleris Laterana
49.066 Acleris Laterana
49.066 Acleris Laterana49.066 Acleris Laterana49.066 Acleris Laterana49.066 Acleris Laterana

 UK Moths website - further information on species (with photos)

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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